Digitalization brought fantastic opportunities for business development. Business process integration can be considered to be one of them. Its main goal is to unite any system with business processes, so every part could benefit from it. When you think of the integration ways for your company, keep in mind that some of them are hard to integrate and demand a great team of developers. We are going to tell you about Acumatica Integrations and their ways to manage operations.
What can be integrated with ERP?
So, how exactly does the integration work? It connects your software to other applications so the data are shared from one system to another. As a result, you get twice or more functions.
Today there exist hundreds of integrations. The best-known and easy for integration categories are:
- Business Intelligence (BI) software and ERP integrations
- CRM and ERP integrations
- The HR department and ERP integrations
- Project management solutions and ERP integrations
- E-commerce integrations
All of these types of integrations are quite common and almost always integrated without any difficulties. You can get higher results in all of your systems by automating the processes between different types of software. It is highly recommended to consider integration when you start working with any of them.
There are categories of integration that can be more time- and resources consuming. Some of them need a number of analytics and efforts of skillful developers. But in the result, they worth them. The main challenges for integrations can be the result of:
- IoT integration (cloud computing and mobile devices)
- Duplicate or inconsistent data
- Insecure connection and end-point safety
Automation of the business is important for success and Acumatica is the example of such business. They have expertise in hundreds of eCommerce and software integrations and they always move forward.
“For a business to begin to transform (modernize, really, and become fully interconnected), it must become a connected business, one that synchronizes all records, data sources, and systems under a single pane of glass.” Acumatica CEO Jon Roskill wrote about digital transformation and integration.
Acumatica ERP tries to optimize the client’s expertise with accurate productivity, 100-percent fulfillment and transparency. The example of their e-commerce and software integrations are:
- Amazon MWS- Acumatica
Examples of high-rate integrations
There are some of the successful integrations that helped to connect the application and the system that we’d love to share with you.
- Acumatica ERP extension and integration with DHL delivery The goal of this project was to develop a seamless integration. Acumatica’s standard integrations mostly covered delivery dominant in the United States, such a UPS, FedEx, and USPS. Such a project was inevitable in the European market. Because of this project and experience we’ve gained, we can now integrate into Acumatica any other freight service provider, given that it has a sufficient level of web-based APIs.
- Developing HR Extension on Acumatica ERP
As the number of clients and employees grew, it became more difficult to manage projects and employee time records within Acumatica. HR department decided to undertake an optimization project to improve the experience. The final goal of the integration project was to adjust the ERP to save the time of employees on entering time cards, optimizing invoicing process, saving time on payroll preparation and giving customers a portal for accessing their projected billing statement.
- Acumatica and Magento Integration Module
This is a scalable modular solution that allows companies to easily link their Acumatica ERP with Magento-based e-commerce stores. It was developed in collaboration with Blucurrent. The team implemented both customizations in Acumatica ERP and integrations between Acumatica ERP and other systems. Depending on the client’s need we developed integrations based in Acumaica Framework or Acumatica Web Services.
The above examples show that integration can spread in all aspects of our life and business processes. You can always find something that can be applied to your software and simplify the efforts you need to reach your ambitious goals. All you need is to start connecting the applications you need for your business.